Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The Artists Are Still Working in the Sacristy

It’s been a while since we caught up with our friends Fr Jeffrey Keyes and the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa, with their always-popular amice tie designs. There doesn’t seem to be any danger of them running out of ideas; this is eighth such post in about 20 months. As we wrote in the first one, “the essence of the Liturgy is Sacred, Universal and Beautiful, and every beautiful thing, however small (and in this case, temporary) contributes to an atmosphere of prayer and reverence.” Thanks once again to Father Keyes for sending these in. Normally, I put these in chronological order, but there are two especially clever ones that deserve to go first.

August 6 - The Transfiguration. “And as (Peter) was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.” (Matthew 17, 5)
August 18th - St Helena finding the True Cross (here done with the chasuble ties.)
May 21 - Mary, Mother of the Church
May 23 - Ember Wednesday of Pentecost
May 25 - One of the sisters renewed her vows.
May 30 - St Joan of Arc; her name written in French
July 1 - Precious Blood
July 27 - Friday Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart
August 4 - St Dominic (EF), in reference to the famous “hound of the Lord” pun.
Mass of St Dominic
August 8 - The Holy Curé d’Ars (EF) - no way to get the accent mark on the E of ‘Curé’
August 9 - St Theresa Benedict of the Cross
August 11 - St Philomena. Her grave was discovered within the Roman Catacomb of St Priscilla in 1802, closed up with three brick tiles, on which various symbols were painted. Among them were a palm branch and an arrow, which we see here made from the chausble ties... 
...and here the third symbol, an anchor.
August 16 - The crown of St Stephen, King of Hungary (OF)
August 22 - Immaculate Heart of Mary (EF)

August 23 - A rose for St Rose of Lima (OF), Patron Saint of their city.
August 24 - St Bartholomew the Apostle
August 25 - Another crown, for St Louis IX, King of France
August 29 - “Behold the Lamb of God” for the Beheading of St John the Baptist
August 31 - A lock for St Raymond Nonnatus, who was arrested for preaching to convert the Muslims of the Barbary coast, and had his lips perforated and closed with a lock.

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